Your skin has the ability to stretch and contract. It possesses an incredible capacity to expand very rapidly and shrink back – to a point. Fast expansion, however, often results in skin that is marred by unsightly stretch marks. These scars can have a negative impact on your feelings of confidence about your body, however our treatment for stretch mark removal may be a great option for you.
Reduce the Appearance of Stretch Marks at Skin Deep MD in Boulder
Dr. Melody Denham, our highly-skilled physician, offers her patients the latest generation of treatments for stretch mark reduction. You have the option to improve the appearance of stretch marks with the help of the ICON 1540, one of the most exciting developments in aesthetic lasers. All treatments are performed with meticulous care under the supervision of Dr. Denham, for high-quality results in reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
Stretch marks often appear as vertical lines on your body. They can be red, blue, purple, or pink in color, and may change the texture of your skin to a thin, scarred look. They might even itch or feel sore, especially during formation. No matter the cause, if you are interested in reducing the appearance of stretch marks on your body, Skin Deep MD has a wonderful treatment for you. Speak with us about our stretch mark removal if you are tired of seeing damaged skin on your abdomen or other area of the body.
What Are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are essentially breaks in the collagen structure of your skin. Through growth spurts, periods of rapid weights gain, or during pregnancy your skin will stretch to meet the new requirements of your body. When the volume of tissue beneath the surface of your skin expands quickly, as it does during pregnancy or periods of rapid weight gain, your body may not be able to produce enough collagen and elastin to protect the skin from harm. This process results in scarring that we refer to as stretch marks, something that can be addressed with our stretch mark removal.
Stretch Mark Removal
Stretch marks are incredibly common. In fact, up to 90% of women have stretch marks post pregnancy. This is not the only cause of stretch marks, though. Stretch marks can be a result of:
- Rapid growth during puberty
- Rapid weight gain
- Skin expansion during body building
- Medications such as topical corticosteroids which cause the skin to thin
- Some body disorders
What is the ICON 1540 laser?
The ICON 1540 is a member of the fractional laser family. These lasers resurface the skin to reduce the appearance stretch marks and produce and smooth, more even skin tone. Using highly-precise targeted columns of light, the ICON 1540 penetrates deep into the surface of the skin to create microscopic wounds in the surface of your skin. This action triggers your immune system to repair and produce new skin, while stimulating your skin to produce increased levels of collagen and elastin.
How is it used to treat Stretch Marks?
Laser resurfacing with the ICON 1540 is a non-invasive procedure that is ideal for treating scars of any type, including stretch marks. The concentrated beams of the fractional laser are delivered deep into the layers of the dermis, stimulating the body to produce new, healthy cells resulting in a firmer, smoother texture. Using the ICON 1540 the depth and appearance of your stretch marks will be vastly improved, and the surface of your skin refreshed and renewed.
At Skin Deep MD, we know that each patient is unique and that your treatment plan should reflect your individual desires for improvement. We will carefully listen to your concerns for stretch mark reduction and will create a customized treatment plan that matches your individual needs.